Monday’s Lead: MNF Betting Angles for Peterson’s Return to New Orleans

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MNF: Study for the AP Test

The Redskins are coming off a bye with a winning record (2-1), facing a Saints team on Monday Night Football that’s racked up three straight wins since its Survivor Pool-busting Week 1 loss to FitzMagic. The common denominator? Adrian Peterson. You don’t need to take AP history to know that the 33-year-old bruiser flamed out in New Orleans last year but has re-emerged for the Redskins. Here’s what the experts think about Peterson in his return to Bourbon Street…

RedZone Diaries
Every Sunday evening, we wind Chad Millman up with two shots of Mountain Dew and let his pen run wild. This week’s RedZone Diary revolves around Baker Mayfield, home underdogs and his own cowardice (he explains)…

Bad Beats 
The Dolphins turned a 17-0 lead into a 27-17 defeat. The Atlanta-Pittsburgh game exploded with four minutes left in the third quarter. Yesterday’s NFL bad beats were pretty gnarly…

Notre Dame Fighting Irisg wide receiver Miles Boykin (81) catches a second half pass in front of Virginia Tech Hokies defenderJovonn Quillen (26) at Lane Stadium.
Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Notre Dame Fighting Irisg wide receiver Miles Boykin (81) and Virginia Tech Hokies defender Jovonn Quillen (26).


CFB Playoff Projections: Hello, Notre Dame

The Irish are 6-0 and big favorites in their remaining six games. Long story short, Steve Petrella doesn’t see a potato famine come Playoff time. Here’s where things stand with college football’s Final Four after Week 6…

Power Ratings vs. Spreads
Collin Wilson has his own ratings system. It’s partly based off mascot coolness, but it mainly relies on math, and this week it has found early betting value in these games

Dwight Schrute’s Beat Farm
The Razorbacks walked through the Bama backdoor with 13 seconds left and didn’t even bother to take off their dirty shoes. That might’ve been the worst one, but all of the collegiate bad beats were as gnar gnar as the professional ones

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) warms up before game one of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34).


MVP Time for Giannis

The man, the myth, the MVP? Giannis can’t rent a car without a hassle for another two years, but he’s already one of the favorites to win MVP (+500). Matt Moore trekked to Milwaukee to talk with Antetokounmpo, new head coach Mike Budenholzer and the rest of the team about what to expect in 2018-19 from the long-striding superstar


Week 5 Fantasy Recap

Aaron Rodgers, James Conner, Garbage-Time Blake Bortles. Ian Hartitz looks at the imaginary football studs who rocked the world in Week 5


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